Addressing the Challenges of Demanding Arbitrations: Part 2 - The Hearing Phase, the Award, and More

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Session ID: 17PRW010

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    Always Available
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    Self Paced
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Faculty and Summary

Merriann Panarella
Merriann M.Panarella

Arbitrator, Mediator, Consultant
Natick, MA

Reginald Holmes
Reginald A.Holmes

The Holmes Law Firm
Pasadena, CA

90 Minutes

Arbitration can be a quick, efficient, fair and cost-effective process for the final resolution of almost any dispute. However, roadblocks to accessing arbitration’s plethora of benefits abound. During the arbitration process counsel can object and delay; parties can disrupt and not pay; fellow arbitrators on a multi-arbitrator panel can quarrel and dissent; and courts can interfere and enjoin. Clearly, even the best laid plans and intentions of arbitrators, counsel and the parties to leverage the benefits of arbitration can go astray in the face of challenging, sabotaging, or unexpected developments.

This 90-minute recorded webinar, Part 2 of the speakers’ “Critical Issues” series, focuses on the hearing phase of the arbitration process, award writing and beyond, and provide practical tips and best practice suggestions to address obstacles that may impact the benefits of arbitration.     

Areas covered in this webinar include-- 

  • Brief recap of Part 1 – Overcoming Obstacles in the Pre-Hearing Phase;
  • The hearing (setting the tone; establishing the hearing process; handling difficult parties/counsel; time management; evidentiary challenges; remote witness testimony; managing experts; arbitrator inquiries; privileges, proprietary information and privacy objections; sanctions; late-raised issues or claims; panel issues; implicit bias; ethical issues; court injunctions and directives);
  • The post-hearing phase (evidentiary closure issues; party briefing and award proposals; functus officio);
  • The award (challenges; drafting checklist; case manager assistance; requests for modifications); 

and more.

At the conclusion of this webinar you will have practical techniques and methods for overcoming  obstacles to the achievement of an efficient, fair and effective arbitration process.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION:  Arbitrators, advocates/lawyers, parties, academics, and those charged with the disposition of significant arbitration matters for their clients, companies, or organizations.

What others are saying about this presentation...

Excellent program for both new and experienced arbitrators and advocates.

This webinar was full of hands-on information and tips that are immediately useful.

The Webinar was once again an efficient and easily understood learning experience by the experts on important issues in arbitration.

Very relevant and helpful information for conducting an arbitration.

This was both intermediate and advanced and useful to even an experienced arbitrator.

This webinar provided excellent practical advice on the proper management of arbitrations and in particular in dealing with difficult parties and counsel and tactics to delay or avoid the results of an award.

An above average CLE presentation, good flow, substantive insight and speaker knowledge made this well worth my time and money Thank you AAA and panelists.

This is a really useful program equipping us to deal with predictable -- even if atypical -- problems in some cases.

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This program does not qualify for the AAA's annual Arbitrator Continuing Education (ACE) requirement.

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